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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 68,151 People

    Dear whoever is reading this,

    I understand how rough things are right now. I just want to let you know that things will get better, I promise. Keep holding on just a little bit longer. I know you feel like nobody really cares, you're wrong, stop denying it. I care, otherwise I wouldn't be saying this. You're...
    unishit16 unishit16 16-17, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 15 Responses May 27, 2014

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 81 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    What is a special friend?

    Someone who never ask you why.Someone who stands with you even when you cry.Someone who never try’s to change your mind.Someone who is there for you all the time.Someone that never puts you aside.Someone who will be with you till you die.Are you that someone (that special...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 1 day ago

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    Life is not fair - people should be responsible

    towards themselves and one another, but it doesn't always work out that way. I see stories on here about suicide, and it breaks my heart. Fortunately, I don't reach that point very often, but I wish others didn't have to. Nobody wants to suffer, nobody chooses death through free...
    chairsmissing chairsmissing 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    When I was young, I was a happy child

    that wanted to grow up really badly, now I see how age can change your life in many terrible ways. My mother is extremely strict and all my teachers except for 2, hate me and like to get me in trouble. I have always been bullied, teased, ect. I thought it would be easier, I...
    HermioneGlasse HermioneGlasse 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've had bad depression

    since high school. I love drawing and always wanted to be an artist since I was in kindergarten, until my junior year when my art teacher made me redo everything and hated all of my work. I was bullied verbally by being kicked out of my lunch table for being "too stupid" to sit...
    justjane2000 justjane2000 18-21, F 4 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 16 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    there's darkness in my mind,

    it's swallowing my thoughts and only a huge black abyss remains, i feel like everything collapse, i feel like there's nothing left for me, there's nothing left to say, nothing left to do, it's dark, i wish i could cry, at least this is something that could save me from this...
    leuconoe leuconoe 31-35, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    No,I don't have suicidal thoughts.

    I have suicide plans,they are not the same!
    ughjustfiveminutesmore ughjustfiveminutesmore 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 204 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    how do you overcome depression

    and stuffs? can someone please share with me their story and tell me how to overcome it? :)
    uglyskull uglyskull 13-15, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    I'm 14 years old... Young,

    right? Well... I found out I have depression when I was 12. I tried suicide. I failed. I want to do this again. People think I'm just a dramatic person. I wish they were right.
    pansexualgirl pansexualgirl 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I cut last week to the point I actually had to

    get stitches, I got the out today,..but I got in a fight and feel like I need to do it all over again...stupid right?
    Howlingsoulofthewolf Howlingsoulofthewolf 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Suicide is NEVER the answer.

    Talk to someone, get it out. If you have no one to talk to- message me. Think of all the life you have yet to live. You know suicide is not what you want. You just want to feel OK again. The Lord loves each and every one of us very much. Talk it out.
    KJPKelsey KJPKelsey 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I was messaging about this with someone,

    but I think this is too important to not share: I have the kind of depression where people ask "what do you have to be depressed about? You have a good husband, wonderful kids, a great house, a good job." And this question would make sense if depression were logical and...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 7 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Gonna be one of them nights.

    My sister starts an argument, calls me a name but when I call her one back, I'm the bad guy. Me and my mom start fighting, I get sent to my room and kick my ******* door in. Every ******* day they come home and there is fighting. Whether it's my mom and my sister or me and one...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I believe I won depression.

    Losing weight has changed my life in so many ways. I feel extremely good about myself.
    gisel607 gisel607 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    He is with me every single day.

    Every morning I wake up and the monster is there. Every evening I go to bed and, still, he is with me. He stays quiet most days, maybe a low rumble here and there just to let me know he's around...reminding me that, if he wanted to, he could erupt and swallow me...at least I...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have been overwhelmed with stress,

    fatigue snd severe depression. The girl i am in love with, the one who is my best friend and i can talk to about everything dropped me like i was nothing. My parents continuously think I'm a disappointment. I have no friends, not a single person to talk to anymore. I tried a...
    wspd1993 wspd1993 18-21, M 4 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I live in a life where everyone around me seems

    to be happy.. But that's because I'm fighting with my own true happiness, it's a constant struggle, when your depressed.
    princessswiz princessswiz 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I don't get how people can fake depression.

    . Like how and why would you want to feel like this.. People are the worstttt😣
    toxicpastels toxicpastels 13-15, F 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    I've been battling depression

    for 4 years, at times I think I've won but then there are days like these
    weonfire weonfire 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Jealousy is so ugly, I hate it.

    It consumes me...turns from despair into rage; but all of the rage is directed inward, at myself. Failed opportunities, too scared to try new things, blah blah blah. I can fix all of this, but I'm just so tired. I have no drive to fix it, no want. So I stew...I hurt myself....I...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    SammiSakura SammiSakura 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 12 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 54 Responses Jan 18

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    So we went out for dinner.

    Me, my best friend (the girl I like who likes somebody else) and her sister. It was ok, until we went to karaoke. You try singing "Don't look back in anger" or "Stop crying your heart out" while your heart is broken, in front of the very girl who broke it. I couldn't keep it...
    macron macron 26-30, M 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    My depression has never gotten

    so bad that it has sent me to the hospital. I am not someone who likes attention. It's embarrassing that I get depressed and I don't like talking about it. That being said, a tiny part of me sometimes wishes it would just go ahead and get so bad that someone would notice...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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